The Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo has initiated a weekly distribution of food items worth tens of millions of Naira, to homes of the less privileged in Ogun State, as part of relief measures, to ameliorate the people’s hardship, occasioned by the lockdown in the state.
The distribution, which commenced three weeks ago, will continue for as long as the lockdown is on and reach all the local governments and communities in the state. The food items include tens of thousands of bags of rice, beans, garri and other staples that are common in Nigerian menu and homes.
The initiative is targeted at the vulnerable and needy in the state, including members of the Winners’ Family. The distribution is systematically and fairly done, with a dedicated team, which maps communities and identifies homes of the poor; while the Winners Satellite Fellowship cell system and network is used to engender a fair distribution among members of the church.
For this week alone, a sum of twenty five million Naira (N25) from personal account was set aside to take care of putting food on the tables of poor Nigerians and smiles on the faces of tens of thousands of people, who are the worst hit economically, by the stay-at-home- order that has since paralyzed the financial base and income of hundreds of thousands of homes.
These weekly relief packages complement the continuous and phased support to the governments of Ogun, Lagos and Abuja in the fight against the coronavirus that is spiralling in numbers, in Nigeria and the world. Some three weeks ago, it would be recalled, the Living Faith Church Worldwide (Winners’ Chapel International) donated medical equipment worth hundreds of millions of Naira to the governments of Ogun, Lagos and Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Prof. Sheriff F. Folarin, Chairman, Media/Editorial Board, LFCWW